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Also Known As: Died: June 27, 2001
Born: February 8, 1925 Cause of Death: complications from cancer
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Kotch (1971) as Director
Alienated from his son''''s family, an elderly man becomes infatuated with a pregnant teen.

Cast (feature film)

Forever Hollywood (1999)
Comprised from over 400 images from archives and feature films, this short traces the history of American film through the years, featuring footage from the industry's earliest days, behind-the-scenes glimpses of studios and films in production, rare home movies of the stars and sneak peeks into Hol
Tuesdays With Morrie (1999)
Television movie based on Mitch Albom's book about his reunion with his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz. Mitch Albom lives life in the fast lane. He's an accomplished sportswriter for the "Detroit Free Press"; he jets across the country from one sports event to the next; and his fiancee,
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Television movie based on the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial." Schoolmaster Bertram Cates is put on trial for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution to students in rural Tennessee. Prosecuting Cates is three-time presidential nominee, self-appointed Bible scholar and acclaimed orator Matthew Harri
Neil Simon's Odd Couple II (1998)
Seventeen years after living together, sportswriter and incurable slob Oscar Madison and the obsessively neat Felix Ungar meet once again when Felix''s daughter decides to marry Oscar''s son. Meeting a LAX, they head out together to the desert community where the wedding will take place until Oscar loses the map, prompting Felix to whine, Oscar to complain, and both to get on each other''s nerves.
Long Way Home, The (1998)
Tom Gerrin is a plain spoken Kansan who has lived a simple and ordinary life. At the age of 75, he finds he has little to look forward to beyond retiring with his son and overly protective daughter-in-law. A letter from his old flame Veronica, suddenly has him wondering if he hasn't given up too eas
Puppies For Sale (1997)
A young boy befriends a special puppy and decides to buy him and rise above the difficult situation that soon arises.
Out to Sea (1997)
Herb and Charlie, a couple of mis-matched brothers-in-law, are hired by a cruise ship to dance with widowed women. Trouble ensues, however, when they begin scheming to cheat some of the women out of their money. While Charlie continues to chase the beautiful and wealthy Liz, Herb unexpectedly finds
12 Angry Men (1997) as Juror No 8
Remake of 1957 theatrical film of same name directed by Sidney Lumet. In a Queens County, New York, courtroom, an inner-city youth stands accused of murdering his father. Juror No. 8 fights for the accused's innocence against eleven fellow jurors who are ready to vote "guilty" for what seems to be a
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1996)
Capturing a behind-the-scenes look at the real life humor and drama surrounding the legendary Hollywood haunt that served the stars for 59 years. As the clock ticks toward Chasen's final day, the film captures everything from the last Oscar party to the tearful farewells of closing night. Eras colli
Hamlet (1996)
The tragic prince tries to prove that his uncle killed his father.
Getting Away With Murder (1996)
Professor Jack Lambert who lives a peaceful, quiet life is stunned when the media proclaims that his kindly old next door neighbor Max Mueller is really SS Colonel Karl Luger, a notorious Nazi war criminal nicknamed the Beast of Berkau. Naturally, Mueller and his dutiful daughter Inga insist it's a
Fred Macmurray: The Guy Next Door (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Fred MacMurray.
Weekend in the Country, A (1996) as Bud Bailey
A romantic comedy set in a California wine country bed-and-breakfast run by a spacey New Age woman.
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Jack Lemmon.
My Fellow Americans (1996)
Two former Chief Executives, Russell Kramer and Matthew Douglas, who hate everything about each other -- but hate their lives out of the political limelight even more -- are thrown together and on the road. When a scandal brewing in the White House threatens to implicate both of them, Kramer and Douglas head out of the Beltway and into the real America to dodge the operatives who want to track them down. There, they learn a lot about the country that elected them -- a lot they never suspected -- as they get to the bottom of the scheme.
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Summertime has come to Wabasha, Minnesota, and mosquito-slapping in canoes has replaced shivering in ice shanties as the local fishing ritual. Even the decades-old battle of one-upmanship between next-door neighbors John Gustafson and Max Goldman has mellowed. With John happily and newly married to Ariel, Max is left without a sparring partner. Until the arrival of Maria Ragetti who has taken over Chuck''s legendary bait store and has the unspeakable, sacrilegious notion to threaten the cherished fishing hole and its rustic way of life by converting the store into a romantic Italian ristorante. To keep that from happening, John and Max begin a strategic campaign of innuendo, gossip and sabotage that spreads quickly through town. But the pair aren''t prepared for the fortitude of Maria, who has no intention of surrendering so easily. As she returns their volleys, insult-for-insult and prank-for-prank, not only does she threaten to win the war, but to win Max''s heart as well.
Grass Harp, The (1995)
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin
Infant of Paradise: Alexandre Trauner & the Development of Film Production Design (1993)
Documentary about film production designer Alexandre Trauner.
This Joint Is Jumpin' (1993)
A group of friends decide to get together and play in a Beverly Hills unlisted jazz band.
Life In The Theatre, A (1993)
David Mamet''s backstage drama follows two actors working through a season of repertory plays.
Grumpy Old Men (1993) as John Gustafson
A longtime feud heats up when the men become rivals for a sexy new neighbor.
Short Cuts (1993) as Paul Finnigan
Episodic narrative based on nine short stories and one poem by the late Raymond Carver, detailing the longings and thwarted lives of a disparate group of individuals in contemporary Southern California.
Larry King: JFK Remembered (1993)
Live special hosted by Larry King. Celebrities and call-in viewers share their recollections of where they were the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy (1992)
The conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy is examined through interviews of people involved in the real-life investigation and others involved in the making of the Oliver Stone picture "JFK".
The Player (1992)
A rising producer tries to cover up the accidental killing of a screenwriter who was stalking him.
For Richer, For Poorer (1992)
A successful businessman purposely goes bankrupt in order to experience the challenge of starting out all over again.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Story of wheeling and dealing in the real-estate business.
James Cagney: Top Of The World (1992)
Michael J. Fox hosts this documentary featuring film clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage that traces superstar James Cagney''''s rise to the top.
JFK (1991)
A New Orleans district attorney fights to uncover the truth behind President Kennedy''''s assassination.
JFK (Director's Cut) (1991)
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand da
Dad (1989)
A busy executive ends up being his father''''s caretaker.
Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989)
A two-part documentary about the life of film comedian Harold Lloyd, covering his beginnings in Hollywood, his time with Hal Roach's acting company, and the advent of sound in motion pictures. Lloyd's life is drawn from film clips, home movies, photo stills and interviews with colleagues, family and
Gregory Peck: His Own Man (1988)
A "Crazy About the Movies" special presenting a biography of film star Gregory Peck, highlighted by clips from some of his classic films and interviews with friends and co-stars.
That's Life! (1986)
A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Macaroni (1985)
Two World War II buddies are reunited when one of them travels to Italy on a business trip.
Mass Appeal (1984) as Father Farley
A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor.
Missing (1982)
An American businessman gets a new perspective on his country when his son disappears during a military coup in Chile.
Buddy, Buddy (1981) as Victor Clooney
A suicidal neurotic keeps getting between a hit man and his job.
Tribute (1980)
A dying man strives to reconcile himself with his son whom he had previously abandoned.
Ken Murray: Shooting Stars (1979)
A compilation of Ken Murray's "home movies" of Hollywood stars that he filmed during a period of almost fifty years. Seen offstage are celebrities including Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant, Dick Powell, Errol Flynn, and Dolores Del Rio.
The China Syndrome (1979)
A television newswoman stumbles onto deadly secrets at a nuclear power plant.
Airport '77 (1977)
Rescue workers fight to save a hijacked jet crashed in the Bermuda Triangle.
Entertainer, The (1976) as Archie Rice
A semi-musical adaptation of the stage and screen drama (both of which starred Laurence Olivier) about a second-rate vaudevillian, still struggling at middle age for success and stardom. The setting is changed from the original British to an American seaside resort and has Emmy Award-nominated perfo
Alex And The Gypsy (1976)
An aging bail bondsman arranges the release of a gypsy woman accused of attempted murder and ends up falling for her.
Gentleman Tramp (1975)
A video biography of the Little Tramp who appeared on the silver screen in 1913 and changed motion picture history.
The Prisoner Of Second Avenue (1974) as Mel
A suddenly unemployed executive and his understanding wife must adapt to their new life.
The Front Page (1974)
A ruthless editor tries to get his top reporter to cover one more crime story before retirement.
Wednesday (1973)
Save the Tiger (1973) as Harry Stoner
A clothing manufacturer faces a midlife crisis and a failing business.
The War Between Men and Women (1972) as Peter Wilson
A cynical writer-cartoonist has his chaotic relationship with a divorcee
Avanti! (1972) as Wendell Armbruster [, Jr.]
A man falls in love with the daughter of his fathers longtime mistress.
Kotch (1971) as Bus passenger
Alienated from his son''''s family, an elderly man becomes infatuated with a pregnant teen.
The Out-of-Towners (1970) as George Kellerman
A man''''s New York job interview turns into a non-stop nightmare.
The April Fools (1969) as Howard Brubaker
Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy Company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is herself unhappily married - to the boss. They spend an innocent night in New York becoming more and more attracted to each other, so that when Catherine announces she intends to leave her husband and return to Paris Howard asks to go along too. In the cold light of morning problems and pressures from spouses crowd in.
The Odd Couple (1968) as Felix Ungar
A divorced neat freak moves in with his sloppy best friend.
Luv (1967) as Harry Berlin
A cheating husband tries to match his angry wife with a childhood friend.
The Fortune Cookie (1966) as Harry Hinkle
A crooked lawyer trumps up an insurance case for a cameraman injured at a pro football game.
The Great Race (1965) as Professor Fate
A bumbling villain plots to win an early 20th-century auto race.
How To Murder Your Wife (1965) as Stanley Ford
After marrying while drunk, a cartoonist puts his murderous fantasies into his work.
Good Neighbor Sam (1964) as Sam Bissell
A man poses as husband to his wife's best friend for one day that could turn into a lifetime.
Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) as Hogan
A lecherous landlord tries to steal a woman from her fiance.
Irma La Douce (1963) as Nestor
A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living prostitute.
Days of Wine and Roses (1962) as Joe Clay
A husband and wife fight to conquer alcoholism.
The Notorious Landlady (1962) as William Gridley
A junior diplomat in London falls in love with his landlady even though she''''s a murder suspect.
Stowaway in the Sky (1962) as Narrator
A young boy takes a ride over Paris in his eccentric grandfather's 60 foot balloon.
Pepe (1961) as
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
The Apartment (1960) as C. C. "Buddy" Baxter
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
The Wackiest Ship in the Army? (1960) as Lt. Rip Crandall
The captain of a broken-down ship has to sneak an Australian spy into enemy waters during World War II.
It Happened to Jane (1959) as George Denham
A small-town businesswoman takes on a railroad magnate in court.
Bell, Book and Candle (1959) as Nicky Holroyd
A beautiful witch puts a love spell on an unknowing publisher.
Some Like It Hot (1959) as Jerry, also known as Daphne
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
Cowboy (1958) as Frank Harris
Real-life writer Frank Harris signs on as a ranch hand and learns the ropes from an experienced cowboy.
Fire Down Below (1957) as Tony
Partners in a tramp steamer both fall for a mysterious lady passenger.
Operation Mad Ball (1957) as Pvt. Hogan
A peacetime soldier plots to throw a party under his strict captain's nose.
You Can't Run Away From It (1956) as Peter Warne
A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.
My Sister Eileen (1955) as Bob Baker
Two sisters from Ohio, one pretty, one witty, plot to take New York City by storm.
Mister Roberts (1955) as Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver
A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain.
Three for the Show (1955) as Martin "Marty" Stewart
A woman begins to enjoy life with two husbands in this remake of Too Many Husbands.
It Should Happen to You (1954) as Pete Sheppard
A dizzy model in love with fame rents a billboard and puts her name on it.
Phffft (1954) as Robert Tracy
A couple divorce but can''''t stop getting mixed up in each other''''s lives.
The Winning Team (1952) as Jessi Haines
Baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander fights his way back from a blinding injury.

Writer (feature film)

Track Two (1981)

Producer (feature film)

Weekend in the Country, A (1996) as Executive Producer
A romantic comedy set in a California wine country bed-and-breakfast run by a spacey New Age woman.
Track Two (1981)
The War Between Men and Women (1972) as Executive Producer
A cynical writer-cartoonist has his chaotic relationship with a divorcee
Avanti! (1972) as Executive Producer
A man falls in love with the daughter of his fathers longtime mistress.

Music (feature film)

Grass Harp, The (1995)
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin
Grass Harp, The (1995)
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin
Grumpy Old Men (1993) as Song Performer ("Ode To Sydney")
A longtime feud heats up when the men become rivals for a sexy new neighbor.
Grumpy Old Men (1993) as Song
A longtime feud heats up when the men become rivals for a sexy new neighbor.
Tribute (1980)
A dying man strives to reconcile himself with his son whom he had previously abandoned.
Entertainer, The (1976)
A semi-musical adaptation of the stage and screen drama (both of which starred Laurence Olivier) about a second-rate vaudevillian, still struggling at middle age for success and stardom. The setting is changed from the original British to an American seaside resort and has Emmy Award-nominated perfo
Fire Down Below (1957) as Composer
Partners in a tramp steamer both fall for a mysterious lady passenger.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Legend of Bagger Vance, The (2000)
Rannulph Junuh has returned to Savannah a damaged, tortured soul, his youthful innocence shattered by the trauma of World War I. While he''s been gone, his former fiancee, Adele Invergordon, has devoted herself to fulfilling her late father''s dream of building a world-class golf course on a nearby island. To keep the dream alive in the depths of the Great Depression, she proposes an exhibition tournament featuring golf superstars Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen. When city officials insist that the match can only take place if a local golfer participates, Hardy turns to Junuh to defend his hometown''s honor. Along the way he faces down his demons, fights for the love of the woman he abandoned and hits a hole in one with the help of a black caddie named Bagger who offers down-home folk wisdom, spiritual guidance and the secret to a perfect swing.
Track Two (1981)

Special Thanks (feature film)

Chaplin (1992)
Biographical film on Charlie Chaplin: from his impoverished youth in London through the formative years of film and his emergence in Hollywood''s Golden Age, up until his acceptance, late in life, of a special Academy Award.

Cast (special)

2nd Annual Family Television Awards, The (2000)
Awards special that recognizes outstanding programming for family viewing. Eight awards are given to television shows and actors who represent family programming and values. The categories are: Actor; Actress; Drama Series; Comedy Series; Movie, Mini-Series or Special; Inspiring Stories/Pride in Our
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
The American Film Institute (AFI) reveals a list of the 100 funniest American films.
Living Century: Three Miracles, The (2000)
Documentary about 107-year-old Rose Freedman. Freedman lives on her own, wears a dress and high heels every day, paints, is an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan and speaks six languages -- including Spanish, which she just began studying. Freedman is the only remaining survivor of the infamous 1911 Triang
Shirley MacLaine: This Time Around (2000)
Profile of dancer/actress/author Shirley MacLaine.
On Cukor (2000)
Profile of director George Cukor (1899-1983). In 1939, Cukor suffered what many considered the largest setback in the history of Hollywood. After 18 days on the set, he was fired as director of "Gone With the Wind." Yet, despite being discharged from the biggest production the film industry had ever
Living Century: A Teacher and a Student For Life, The (2000)
One hundred-year-old Ray Crist is a renowned scientist and researcher who grew up on a farm in south central Pennsylvania, worked on the Manhattan Project, taught at four universities and has been published in national and international journals. In his pursuit of higher education, Crist earned his
SAG Awards Show (1999)
Live presentation of the 7th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Honors performances in five film categories and eight television categories. In addition, SAG presents its Life Achievement Award, celebrating career achievement as well as humanitarian a
1999 Emmy Awards Pre-Show (1999)
The program features interviews with nominees, presenters and other celebrities as they arrive for the 51st annual Primetime Emmy Awards presentation at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
American Film Institute Salute to Robert Wise, The (1998)
A tribute to director Robert Wise, the 26th recipient of the American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award.
70th Annual Academy Awards, The (1998)
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
NYTV: By the People Who Made It (1998)
History of New York television as told through the collective voices of its celebrities and innovators. Interviews are supplemented by archival film clips from classic programs made in New York as well as scenes from shows currently produced in New York.
Private Screenings: Lemon/Matthau (1998) as Interviewee
Robert Osborne hosts this TCM original series featuring an exclusive interview with the original Odd Couple.
Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Walter Matthau.
Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy (1998)
Profile of Billy Wilder, one of the most successful film directors, producers and screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age.
Monica Mancini... On Record (1998) as Interviewee
Monica Mancini performs in concert at UCLA's Royce Hall. Includes interviews with celebrities close to the Mancini family.
Ernie Kovacs: Please Stand By (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actor/comedian Ernie Kovacs.
75 Years of Laughter (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary focusing on Warner Bros. classic comedies, including interviews and clips from many of its films.
Chicken Soup For the Soul (1998)
Special that recreates stories from the "Chicken Soup For the Soul" book series by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
Ann-Margret: Sugar and Spice (1998)
Profile of actress Ann-Margret.
American Film Institute Salute to Martin Scorsese, The (1997)
Tribute to director and screenwriter Martin Scorsese, the 25th recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. Features a retrospective look at Scorsese's 28-year career, including scenes from his films, in addition to personal anecdotes by some of his most famous stars.
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, The (1996)
Live presentation of the second annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, honoring the American public's favorite stars of motion pictures, home videos and music.
Jack Lemmon (1996)
Documentary examination of the life and career of actor Jack Lemmon. Features sequences from his films and the recollections of his peers.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1996)
Presentation of the 19th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The 1996 honorees are dancer Maria Tallchief, singer Johnny Cash, jazz saxophonist and composer Benny Carter, actor Jack Lemmon, and playwright Edward Albee.
Intimate Portrait: Shirley MacLaine (1996)
Portrait of entertainer/author Shirley MacLaine. Also examines her early career as a dancer and her political activism.
American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, The (1995)
Tribute to Steven Spielberg, the 23rd recipient of the American Film Institute's career achievement award.
Inside The Dream Factory (1995)
Faye Dunaway hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the Hollywood star-making machine.
Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway (1995)
Retrospective profile of the actress/singer Julie Andrews. Includes behind-the-scenes look at album recording sessions and rehearsals for the Broadway musical "Victor/Victoria," adapted from her hit movie, as well as clips from her varied film and television musical career.
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1994)
A record of the making of Robert Altman's film "Short Cuts" (USA/1993), comprising interviews with Altman himself, his entire cast, various technicians on the project and Tess Gallagher, the widow and literary executor of Raymond Carver, on whose short stories "Short Cuts" is based.
Milton Berle: Mr. Television (1994)
Documentary on the life and career of Milton Berle.
Earth and the American Dream (1993)
A documentary chronicling how the pursuit of the American Dream has changed the environment. Makes use of first-person accounts of writers, politicians, historians, business people, Native Americans and other citizens. Combines archival footage and original photography.
First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, The (1993)
Presentation of the first annual Comedy Hall of Fame awards. Includes tributes to lifetime achievement recipients Carol Burnett, George Burns, Walter Matthau, Jonathan Winters, Milton Berle and Red Skelton.
Wild West, The (1993)
A five-part, 10-hour documentary depicting the "Wild West." Uses still photographs and voice-over narration.
Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards Presented by Footlocker (1993)
A live presentation of the Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, honoring athletes in ten categories.
Great Ones: The National Sports Awards, The (1993)
A special saluting outstanding American athletes. Also, the late tennis champion, Arthur Ashe, is honored by a presentation to his wife, Jeanne Ashe, in his memory.
American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala, An (1993)
A broadcast of the entertainment gala marking the presidential inauguration of Bill Clinton.
63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1991)
Live coverage of the sixty-third annual Academy Awards ceremony.
5th Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1991)
Broadcast of the fifth annual "American Comedy Awards" honoring top comedic performers in all forms of American entertainment.
Rita Hayworth: Dancing Into the Dream (1991)
A documentary about Rita Hayworth, popular film actress and dancer of the 1940s. Included are rare home movies, film clips and interviews with her family and friends.
48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (1991)
A live telecast of the forty-eighth annual Golden Globe Awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for achievement in film and television.
Here He Is... The One, The Only... Groucho (1991)
A special on the life and career of Groucho Marx. Includes recollections from his family and friends, and clips and photos that highlight Marx's life.
62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1990)
Live coverage of the sixty-second annual Academy Awards ceremony from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Portions of the ceremony were beamed via satellite to Moscow, London, Tokyo, Sydney, and Buenos Aires.
18th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Sir David Lean, The (1990)
Broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its eighteenth annual Life Achievement Award to director David Lean.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1990)
A broadcast of the thirteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1990 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's recipients are jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, actress Katharine Hepburn, opera singer Rise Stevens, composer Jule Styne and film director Billy Wilder.
MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon (1990)
Twenty-fifth anniversary of the annual telethon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (1990)
A special in which prominent celebrities of film, television, sports, and music join together to publicize the global crisis of pollution, starvation, and resource shortage under the sponsorship of giant media conglomerate Time Warner.
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (1990)
A special commemorating Frank Sinatra's 75th birthday. The musical tribute includes footage from a Society of Singers performance in Los Angeles and Sinatra's birthday concert from the Meadowlands' Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey.
AFI Presents "TV or Not TV?" (1990) as Host
A special showcasing the talents of young comedy writers. Features sketches developed at the 1989 AFI Television Writers Summer Workshop.
Neil Simon: Not Just For Laughs (1989)
A documentary on the life and work of playwright Neil Simon. Friends and associates as well as the writer himself are interviewed.
2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, The (1988)
A live broadcast of the American Comedy Awards from the Hollywood Palladium. The ceremony, conducted without a host, honors the top comedic performers in all forms of American entertainment. Included is a special tribute to Blake Edwards, who receives the Lifetime Creative Achievement Award in recog
American Film Institute Salute to Jack Lemmon, The (1988)
An entertainment special honoring Jack Lemmon as the 16th recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. The program was taped March 10, 1988 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1988)
Live coverage of the sixtieth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1987)
A two-hour special featuring the fourth annual awards show honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The inductees for 1987's tribute are Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Leonard Goldenson, Jim Henson, Eric Sevareid and Ernie Kovacs. The prog
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1987)
Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the tragic Tyrone family, presented in a controversial production by Jonathan Miller. Under Miller's direction, the characters interrupt each other much like normal conversation, thereby both shortening and dramatically heightening the action. The p
American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, The (1986)
A taped special of the live presentation by the American Film Institute to director, Billy Wilder, of its AFI Life Achievement Award at a dinner on March 6, 1986, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Celebrities pay tribute to the famed producer, director, and screenwriter.
40th Annual Tony Awards, The (1986)
The annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater, broadcast live from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. This year (1986) marks the twentieth time the Tony Awards have been presented on national television.
Liberty Weekend (1986)
ABC's extensive coverage of "Liberty Weekend" includes over 17 hours of scheduled telecasting, beginning on July 2, 1986, with a "Liberty Weekend Preview" and ending on July 6, with the closing ceremonies from Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Other major events in the marathon coverage include the Open
War of the Stars (1985)
A program that pits a celebrity against a golf pro in a six-hole match.
Funniest Joke I Ever Heard, The (1984)
The program features celebrities and ordinary people telling their favorite jokes.
Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, The (1984)
The Screen Actors Guild, the trade union for motion picture performers, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in this variety special.
American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, The (1982)
A tribute by the American Film Institute (AFI) honoring film director Frank Capra.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Stars Over Texas (1982)
Music, songs, and comedy sketches from a theater at the University of Texas in Austin, hosted by Bob Hope.
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982)
A compilation of movie clips that celebrate sixty years of Hollywood comedy.
Musical Comedy Tonight (1981)
Hit numbers from Broadway are restaged via four plays: "Finian's Rainbow" (1947), "South Pacific" (1949), "Sweet Charity" (1966) and "Lady in the Dark" (1941).
Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight (1980)
A proposed but unsold series of celebrity interviews.
Celebration: The American Spirit (1976)
Yet another bicentennial special, this one inspired by the bland and somewhat murky theme of "the American Spirit."
American Film Institute Salute to James Cagney, The (1974)
A tribute to the famous screen actor, featuring many of Cagney's friends and colleagues who offer personal and professional recollections of his long and distinguished career. The special also includes clips from some of his most famous films. Cagney receives the American Film Institute's second Lif
Show Business Salute to Milton Berle, A (1973)
A music and comedy tribute to Mr. Television, Milton Berle, on the occasion of his sixtieth year in show business.
Jack Lemmon -- Get Happy (1973)
A tribute to composer Harold Arlen.
Super Comedy Bowl 2 (1972)
A comedy special poking fun at the Super Bowl, its players, and its fans.
Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin (1972) as Host
A musical tribute to the songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin.
Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972)
Dick Cavett narrates this documentary about the MGM auction and the studio's glorious history.
Super Comedy Bowl 1 (1971)
A comedy special poking fun at the Super Bowl, its fans, and its players.
Times Square Story, The (1948)
A proposed (but unsold) series of mystery presentations that challenges the home viewer to guess the guilty party. The pilot episode challenges viewers to guess the murderer of a theatrical agent.
Old Knickerbocker Music Hall (1948)
A combination mystery drama and game show broadcast live from the Old Knickerbocker Music Hall in New York City. The program begins with a dramatization during which a crime is committed. Customers of the Old Knickerbocker then get the opportunity to win prizes by identifying the culprit.

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Murder of Mary Phagan, The (1988)
A fact based movie set in 1913, about the events surrounding the murder of a young woman at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta. Leo Frank, the manager of the factory, is charged with the slaying and, when convicted and sentenced to be hanged in an atmosphere of mob violence, vengeance, and anti-

Cast (short)

Hollywood Bronc Busters (1955) as Narration

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